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Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, the Olympics have been canceled 3 times: in 1916 due to fighting in WWI, and then in 1940 and 1944 both due to WWII.

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Which years were the modern Olympics cancelled?

All the following games were cancelled due to world wars 1916 Summer Olympics 1940 Summer Olympics 1940 Winter Olympics 1944 Summer Olympics 1944 Winter Olympics


Why Have the 2008 Olympics been cancelled?

The 2008 Olympics were not cancelled.


How manys years is the summer Olympics?

The 2012 Olympics are the 27th modern Summer Olympics (the name XXX Olympiad includes the three years that the games were cancelled due to war).


Were the Olympics ever cancelled?

No the olympics were never cancelled, it was such a big and expensive tradition it would be too much money to postpone the olympics


Has weather ever cancelled the Olympics?

No. But it has been cancelled because of the war.


What years were the Olympics cancelled?

All the following games were cancelled due to world wars --1916 Summer Olympics --1940 Summer Olympics --1940 Winter Olympics --1944 Summer Olympics --1944 Winter Olympics


Which year did the summer Olympics get cancelled?

The 1940 and 1944 Summer and Winter Olympics were cancelled due to World War II.


How many olympic games were cancelled due to world wars?

Five. The 1916 Summer Olympics were cancelled due to World War I. The 1940 Winter Olympics, 1940 Summer Olympics, 1944 Winter Olympics, and 1944 Summer Olympics were cancelled due to World War II.


Who cancelled summer Olympics in 1980?

No one cancelled it; it was just majorly boycotted.


Why were the Switzerland and then Italy winter Olympics cancelled in 1940 and 1944?

The 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled due to World War II.


Why was 1912 Olympics cancelled?

They weren't. The 1912 Olympics were held as scheduled in Stockholm, Sweden. The 1916 Olympics, scheduled for Berlin, Germany, were cancelled due to World War I.


Have there been years when the modern Olympics were not held?

The Summer Games of 1916 were cancelled due to World War I and the Summer and Winter Games of 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to World War II.

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